Executive Briefings

National Home Improvement Retailer Halved Transportation Costs with Inbound Pool Points

Challenge: Analyzing historical transportation data revealed a high number of small volume, prepaid shipments from nationwide vendors to the company's West Coast DC. Software modeling suggested that a network of pool points (cross-docking facilities) could yield substantial savings.

Solution: Transitioning vendors to a sailing schedule and Freight Collect set the ground work for establishing a network of inbound pool points. Working incrementally and coaching of the company's logistics team built capability for ongoing improvement.

Results: Year One savings generated by the first two inbound pool points: $230,000 in Reduced Freight Costs; 68% reduction in carbon footprint: 697,632 Miles & 76,814 Gallons of Diesel. Adopting Supply Chain Coach's cloud-based data warehouse enabled multi-year, multi-variable analysis and sets the groundwork for further performance initiatives. PO performance tracking and an automated scorecard system help the team to keep the project on track as they implement 3 additional pool points.

About the Solution Provider: Supply Chain Coach provides significant cost reductions and improved efficiencies through two offerings: The revolutionary Codeshelf pick system doubles or triples your order fulfillment via a robust pick-to-light solution priced at just pennies-per-pick. We also provide a dynamic, coaching-based approach to transportation optimization that typically results in ongoing savings of 30-40%.

Web: supplychaincoach.com/wp-content/uploads/SCC-OSH-casestudy1.pdf

Email: info@supplychaincoach.com

Phone: 925-833-1955

Solution: Transitioning vendors to a sailing schedule and Freight Collect set the ground work for establishing a network of inbound pool points. Working incrementally and coaching of the company's logistics team built capability for ongoing improvement.

Results: Year One savings generated by the first two inbound pool points: $230,000 in Reduced Freight Costs; 68% reduction in carbon footprint: 697,632 Miles & 76,814 Gallons of Diesel. Adopting Supply Chain Coach's cloud-based data warehouse enabled multi-year, multi-variable analysis and sets the groundwork for further performance initiatives. PO performance tracking and an automated scorecard system help the team to keep the project on track as they implement 3 additional pool points.

About the Solution Provider: Supply Chain Coach provides significant cost reductions and improved efficiencies through two offerings: The revolutionary Codeshelf pick system doubles or triples your order fulfillment via a robust pick-to-light solution priced at just pennies-per-pick. We also provide a dynamic, coaching-based approach to transportation optimization that typically results in ongoing savings of 30-40%.

Web: supplychaincoach.com/wp-content/uploads/SCC-OSH-casestudy1.pdf

Email: info@supplychaincoach.com

Phone: 925-833-1955